By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)
May 15th, 2013
Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees Post Game Recap
Final Score: Mariners 12 Yankees 2
The New York Yankees after a nice come from behind win against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night were blow out of the Bronx on Thursday by a sub-par offense club. The Yankees are now (25-15) on the season, and still have a two-game lead in the AL East.
Yankees Starting Pitcher had the worst start of his career on Wednesday night, and picked up his third loss of the season, while seeing his ERA balloon to 5.88. Hughes only got two outs in the first inning, as he allowed seven runs on six hits, and two walks before getting pulled. This is Hughes’ second straight bad start, as he is showing that consistency is a very big issue.
Brett Marshall made his first appearance this season for the Yankees, and got rocked like Hughes did. Marshall went 5.2 innings allowing five runs on nine hits, and five walks. Marshall was eventually pulled after 108 pitches for Alberto Gonzalez, who came in and got the final out in the ninth inning.
Mariners Starter Hisashi Iwakuma was great in earning his fifth win of the season, as he handled business being spotted such a big lead early. Iwakuma went seven innings allowing only two runs on eight hits for the second straight good start from a Mariners pitcher.
The hero of last year’s Postseason for the Yankees Raul Ibanez certainly likes to hit in Yankees Stadium, and that continued on Wednesday. Ibanez went two for five at the plate with a Grand Slam in the first inning, and followed it up with a two-run homerun in the fifth inning, which gave him six RBIs for the game.
For the Yankees on offense there wasn’t much production run-wise on Wednesday. After the monster top half of the first inning for the Mariners, Vernon Wells hit a solo-homerun to get the Yankees on the board, and tie him with Robinson Cano for the team lead with 10 homeruns. Chris Stewart was the only other Yankee to touch home plate, as he also hit a solo-homerun in fifth inning, which was his third of the season.
The rubber game of the series will be on Thursday night, as Andy Pettitte (3-2, 4.06) will be facing Aaron Harang (1-4, 7.30).